JULY 4TH COMMUNITY PICNIC IN THE PARK
Valley Forge National Historical Park
Valley Forge’s prominence in establishing our national liberty makes it a natural for a full day of July 4 festivities. Each year, the park throws a massive community picnic with food, games, crafts, performances, tours and – plug your ears – artillery demonstrations.
FOURTH OF JULY CELEBRATIONS
Independence Day is celebrated across Montgomery County with community events, parades and of course, fireworks. Click below for our full list of July 4 celebrates in and around Montco.
THE NEW & IMPROVED STAGES OF GRIEF
July 5 - 16
Act II Playhouse
Written by and starring Mary Carpenter, The New & Improved Stages of Grief takes theater-goers on a hilarious ride through the grief cycle, from condolence cards to funeral fashion and beyond. Come back at the end of July for Tony Braithwaite's one-man-show Didn't Your Father Have this Talk with You?, running July 19 - 30.
WORLD MUSIC SERIES
July 6, 13, 20 & 27
515 Meetinghouse Rd
Abington Art Center presents its first annual World Music Series. The Thursday night concerts feature music from countries around the globe, including Hait, Nigeria, Colombia, Cuba and more for Thursday night concerts this summer.
MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER 3000 LIVE!
For the first time ever, Mystery Science Theater 3000 takes its show on the road. Join hosts Joel Hodgson and Jonah Heston for a pair of performances on Friday, The first show is is MST3K favorite "Eegah," with all-new sketches. The second is a "Secret Surprise Film" never before featured on Mystery Science Theater 3000.
DINNER ON MAIN
Historic Trappe presents an unforgettable dining experience. On July 9, enjoy a seasonal farm-to-table dinner on Trappe's Main Street in front of the Speaker's House. The $50 per person price includes appetizers, dinner, dessert and drinks (including wine and beer), and all proceeds benefit the special projects of the Trappe 300 Steering Committee.
The Colonial Theatre
Run! Hide! Scream! It's the 2017 edition of Blobfest, a three-day celebration of the The Blob (1958). The event is July 14-16, with its signature stunt - a run-out from the theater into the streets of Phoenixville - happening on July 14. The rest of the party features a Saturday street fair and screenings of the film and other classics.
Eastern State Penitentiary
Let them eat Tastykake! Eastern State Penitentiary's Bastille Day festivities are irreverent and "completely historically accurate." Watch as the Bearded Ladies cabaret troupe reenacts the French Revolution, including a storming of the Bastille and a functioning guillotine that will fling 2,000 Tastykakes from the prison's towers.
LIVING HISTORY SUNDAY: REFLECTIONS OF INDEPENDENCE
Grame Park's Living History Sunday program returns with a special look at American independence from "Dr. Benjamin Rush." Dr. Rush was a close friend of Elizabeth Graeme Fergusson and a signer of the Declaration of Independence.
VICTORIAN TEA: HERE'S MARK TWAIN
Take a step back into the Victorian Era with a visit from America's favorite author Mark Twain. Pennypacker Mills presents a Victorian Tea with special guest, Mark Twain, who will share his life, adventures and wit during the three-course meal. Reservations required before July 7.
ARDMORE RESTAURANT WEEK
Ardmore invites you to "experience the difference" during Ardmore Restaurant Week, July 18 to 31. More than a dozen of the area's best restaurants and eateries are offering special prix fixe menus and Happy Hour deals.
BEEKEEPING AND HONEY FESTIVAL
The annual Beekeeping and Honey Festival is a chance for a unique hands-on experiences. Adults and children are invited to try on beesuits, visit the hives and help extract the honey. Nature educators will also be on hand to provide special activities for children. Reservations are required for this event.
LIVING HISTORY: JACK OF ALL TRADES
Tradesmen and specialized artisans played an important role in the colonial era, a time where nearly everything was handmade or built by a worker highly specialized in their craft. "Smiths" working with iron, tin, or other metals, as well as many other craftsman, provided practical and luxury goods to colonial buyers. Come see what's being made!
UPPER MERION FUN IN THE SUN
It's the event of the summer in King of Prussia at the first annual Fun in the Sun event. The day includes a beer garden for the adults, animals from the Elmwood Park Zoo and pony rides for the kids, and a kickball tournament for all ages.
MOONLIGHT MEMORIES CAR SHOW
It's the 25th anniversary of Hatboro's Moonlight Memories Car Show. Come gather with car enthusiasts from across the region and take a walk through history in downtown Hatboro.